Meeting with Legislators
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National Talking Points and Handouts
The Public Policy & Legislation Committee and Division Leaders are working diligently to bring together Legislators and Counselors. This event emerged from a planning idea during the Leadership Development Institute Training in June 2013. The mission of this event is on building relationships to help legislators learn about the many ways Counselors contribute to the well-being of our communities. Our goal is to help formalize relationships, as this will help when we seek support for counselor initiatives, locally and nationally. All counselors wanting to help strengthen our presence, we welcome you to attend. If you are planning on attending this event, review the foll
If you cannot attend event, you can support the event in other ways. You could encourage others to attend or make a donation. We cannot do this alone and hope to have as many counselors across all the specialties/divisions.
Most recently we have directed our attention to the Idaho Telehealth Council which comprises of many healthcare professions. This council is preparing to submit the Idaho
Our goal is to ensure that counselors and marriage & family therapists have a strong voice and a seat at the table as decisions are made within the framework of telehealth.
On February 5 representatives from the Idaho Counseling Association attended the IBOL board meeting. Among other agenda items Robert Payne from the Idaho Social Work licensure board presented a draft of the model regulatory standards for technology and social work practice. It is helpful to hear what other mental healthcare providers are preparing in regards to telehealth guidelines so, in time, we can all present a united front for telemental health to the Idaho legislative branch. It has been exciting to join forces with the Idaho psychologists and social workers.
We ask you to consider joining the ICA Public Policy & Legislative committee as we continue to advocate for this great profession!